Institute for Creative Leather Technologies "Creative Leather Applications"
17th June 2013
(validated for 10 credits at level 5) Increase your leather knowledge with hands-on leather making plus non-scientific theory!
What will we do?
Understand leather types & specifications
Understand leather performance
Understand your supply chain
Make and creatively finish your own leather
Test your own leather
Who can attend?
CPD for those working in the leather sector - QC, sales, marketing, leather buyer...
New Product Development and Balanced Sourcing Short Course 20, 21, 22 May 2013, Edwinstowe, UK *****See below
This intensive training short course is organised for the benefit of all those who are engaged in manufacturing, design, research and development and commercial aspects of the textile industry and related supply chains.
Government and Business Leaders are now looking at a new business models for rebuilding textile and clothing manufacture in the UK. The new models will include an emphasis on providing solutions for quick response, reduction in inventory and eliminating waste evident in off-shore manufacturing. This programme, developed by industry, puts the case for “Balanced Sourcing” and provides the tools for introducing this model into your business.
Balanced sourcing is the integration of new product development with a strategy for outsourcing your manufacturing capacity. Business leaders who have used the programme have declared this to be a world class training programme that has helped their company to see the bigger picture and significantly rationalise their approach to the product development and manufacturing.
*****Please note this course will now take place at the following venue: *****
Edwinstowe House (Byron Room)
Centre for Business Excellence
Telephone: 01623 827900
The World at Your Feet: Footwear Conference CALL FOR PARERS
The University of Northampton and Northampton Museum and Art Gallery supported by Northampton Borough Council invite you to submit papers for a World Footwear conference at the University of Northampton. This builds on the successful sneaker symposium developed by the museum in 2011.
Intimate Apparel Summer School July 2013, Leicester, UK
The Contour Fashion course at De Montfort University is the oldest and most successful degree course in intimate apparel in the world. It was established in 1947 by the British corset industry to ensure a constant supply of skilled designers. Due to popular demand, we are hosting a three-week summer school this July offering a range of short courses that can help to distinguish your product, designs and business from that of your competitors.
Courses available: Technical Pattern Cutting with Adobe Illustrator; Bra Making Beginner and Soft Lingerie; Technical Garment Drawing with Adobe Illustrator; Bra Making Advanced; Shapewear and Corsetry, Plus Size Bra Pattern Cutting, Grading and Sewing; Bra Pattern Cutting, Grading and Sewing; Bra Fitting for Retail; Swimwear Pattern Cutting and Fit ; Bra Fitting Post Surgery
Design Means Business Exhibition
Durbar Court, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, UK
4-7pm, 2 July 2013, London, UK
This exhibition is organised by the Design Special Interest Group of The Textile Institute, led by Prof Clare Johnston of the Royal College of Art, and is held in the magnificent Durbar Suite in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. A well-established event, this event is an opportunity for colleges to show to visitors from industry what they do, and what they can do, to promote business enterprise through the work of their design department and their design graduates.
Graduates and post graduates from the country's leading fashion/textiles colleges and universities will showcase to senior representatives from industry their most innovative work, using new techniques, new technologies and industry focused design skills. This is their opportunity, along with their tutors, to show how great design skills, technical knowledge and fresh ideas can help bring a strong competitive advantage. It is also industry's opportunity to meet, mingle with and harness some of the UK's best new talent. Previous shows have helped forge strong connections for colleges and graduates with businesses, leading to new partnerships, placements and projects.
Lord Haskel, a past world President of The Textile Institute, will be hosting the event, which will be opened by a leading designer. Prominent members of parliament will also be invited so that they are better informed of the work of our fashion and textile colleges and their interaction with industry. As previously, there will be a competition with a panel of judges selecting the student whose work is the best exemplar of relevant contemporary design. The prize for this will be a one to three month paid internship in the Design Pool at Pentland Group Plc.
Executives from industry and retail are invited to meet the graduates and their tutors. Attendance if free of charge however places must be booked. To be added to the guest list please contact email Leanne Bigwood at The Textile Institute.
E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: +44 161 237 1188
Pentland Group Plc
Worshipful Company of Clothworkers
Sponsors and Donations
The Lord Alliance Foundation
Marks and Spencer Plc
Manchester & Cheshire Section & Technical Textiles Special Interest Group (SIG)
ADVANCES IN FUNCTIONAL TEXTILES 25-26 July, Thursday 2013 Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre, Manchester, UK
Venue - The Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre, Manchester, M14 6 NN
The Manchester & Cheshire Section and the Technical Textiles Special Interest Group (SIG) of The Textile Institute in partnership with the Materials KTN, Technical Textiles Group have teamed together to organise the above conference.
The conference will aim to bring together textile scientists, engineers, fibre-yarn- fabric manufacturers, designers, machinery manufacturers and many others engaged in the production of innovative Functional Textiles. The revolutionary advances made in the production of Functional Textiles in the last decade or so will be discussed.
An optional BBQ with entertainment will also take place in the hotel’s terrace and gardens on the evening of the first day. Please follow the links below for the full programme and booking information.
First International Conference on Digital Technologies for the Textile Industries 5-6 September 2013, Manchester, UK
Organised by TexEng Software Ltd in association with University of Manchester and support from TechniTex Faraday Ltd, the UK-based Materials Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), The Textile Institute and The Fiber Society.
Introduction to Textiles - Training Short Course 14, 15, 16 October 2013, Manchester, UK
This intensive three day training short course is organised for the benefit of all those who are engaged in the manufacture, research and development as well as the commercial aspects of textile business. The course will cover the Fibres, Yarns, Weaving, Warp and Weft Knitting, Nonwoven Fabrics, Dyeing and Finishing and Fabric Testing and Analysis.
Hide to High Street 2 - Value through the supply chain 23 October 2013, Sunley Centre, Northampton, UK
The Fashion and Technology SIG and the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) will be hosting their second one day Leather Seminar in October 2013 at the University of Northampton. Speakers will be invited from industry and education and the event will focus on issues related to the Leather Supply Chain.
Please keep an eye on the website for further updates.
2013 October - December: Professional Leather Development - 3 month course, Northampton, UK Professional Leather Development - NEW ...at ICLT, Northampton
With the current recognised shortage of skills within the leather industry, companies are continuously looking for development programmes for key employees. This full time three month course has been developed to enable those in employment a greater accessibility to University level training. The course provides a comprehensive understanding of leather science and technology combining both theoretic and practical modes of delivery.
Delegates will study within a stimulating environment with experts within the field, thus encouraging both a critical and analytical approach to leather making and related issues. A final portfolio reflecting the learning journey during their time at ICLT will be produced by each delegate.
Modules of study include:
Leather technology & process operations
Producing performance leathers
Quality evaluation & systematic problem solving
Podiatry: applied to footwear manufacturing*
Raw materials & end use
October - December each year
GBP5000 per delegate
Progression onto Masters level courses is possible subject to approved prior accredited learning.
Managing Innovation in Textiles - International Conference
21 November 2013, Sunley Centre, Northampton, UK
Now in its third year this one day conference will continue to build on its success attracting international speakers and delegates.
'Managing Innovation in Textiles 2013’ will aim to explore how major innovations will affect industry, the environment and our lifestyles going forward.
The conference will aim to bring together textile technologists, engineers, fibre, yarn and fabric manufacturers, designers, retailers, and many others engaged and interested in recent innovations and their applications in all sectors of technical & industrial textiles.
Please keep an eye on the website for further updates!
First Announcement and Call for Papers
FIFTH WORLD CONFERENCE ON 3D FABRICS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
16-17 December 2013, Delhi, India
Organised by TexEng Software Ltd, Manchester UK and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, in association with The University of Manchester and supported by The Textile Institute and The Fiber Society.
Conference Co-Chairs: Professor John W S Hearle, Professor Bijoy Behera.
The official language of the conference will be English.
This series of conferences started in Manchester UK in 2008 with an attendance of 150 people and was followed by conferences in Greenville, South Carolina, USA in 2009, Wuhan, China in 2011, and Aachen, Germany in 2012. We are pleased to announce that the Fifth conference will be in Asia on December 16-17, 2013. The hosts will be the Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, Delhi, which is a leader in textile engineering education and research in India with a strong activity in 3D fabrics.
We are constantly developing new events that benefit our members. We would like to hear from you or your company if you have a need for a particular subject to be covered through our conferences and events. Please contact us to have your say.
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